ready for the loony bin
I'll layout my example for a team, and how it would prep.
First I'll trade in the sky father level character for the 3 Herald level characters
for my now 4 Herald level characters I'm going to choose Daimon Hellstrom, Obsidian, Inza Nelson Dr Fate and Arion (personally I see him more high meta without external non standard gearbut I knoe otjers will disagree)
For my high metas I choose psycho pirate, blue devil and post-resurrection (post Mystery in space pre 52) captain comet.
For My low metas I choose Vril Dox II, Terry Sloan New 52, Question (vic sage), Devil Slayer, and Marvel new Universe Justice
My fodder will be the cult of the harvesters of eyes from MU.
Key Porposes of some characters.
1. Psycho pirate is there to use his power over emotion to blood enrage Hellstrom releasing his full darksoul and making him hell lord level (tsking him above herald level below skyfather)
2. Once he becomes hell lord the darkness of souls around with both Hellstrom and the cult will take both Obsidan and Blue Devil to underworld unleashed levels where obsidian could be everywhere at once, and BD could claw his way back to life from death in panels.
3. Blue devil uses his trident to slow time so that the month of prep for the genius' Dox, Sloane, and Capt Comet is MUCH MUCH longer. Time to built thousands of AI with force field (like Dox's Cilica), tachyon cage tech from Dox and sloane's devices that can move planets, plus the device that blew the hiles in earth 2etc. Sloane will also spend a week or so in the 9th dimension watcjing alternate futures to see what works and what. It will also allow Dox to amp himself to the level when he fought Lobo plus pulsar stargrave and enhance Comet to pre resurecrion physicals without loosing other changes. Dox will also reverse engeneer tje concoctiinnhe used to neuter Lobo and remove his ability to regenerate from every drop of blood. This concoction will be given to every member of tje team prior to battle starting so that when they slice and dice themselves b4 battle we have an army of each at theit new amped levels.
4. Arion is there so that Inza Nelson, the cult, Question, Devil Slayer can all be connected to the darkworld by the weaver.
He has summoned the weaver to reconnect him to magic on several occasions. This means Inxa is no longer limites to tje source of a single lord of chaos (tje reason her destructive powet was less and moves to trans like jet husband. Also as Vic has the knowledge of an Urban shaman with this link he becomes high meta(if not low herald). Devil slayer and justice the same. The cult also become high meta.
Results are i now have
3 above herald level characters in Hellstrom, Obsidian due to soulsef released and darkness and Inza Nelsonas she is no longercut off from power sources by Chaos
Six herald level characters in Arion, Dox, comet, Question, Devil Slayer and justice as all noe have the same connection to magic as Arion and a better than good working knowlesge of how to use it.
Everyone else will bow be at high meta level (at least). The cult all know magic having a connection to darkworld will allow them to become pretty powerful mages without having to learn it.
Once they slice and dice I have a few hundred of each. A larger and more powerful team than faced these threats before with a working knowledge of what is about to go down and exactly how.